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by winchester_royal
18 Jun 2018 09:37
Forum: International Football
Topic: Ingerlund Vs Tunisia
Replies: 159
Views: 1581

Re: Ingerlund Vs Tunisia

After all the drama of the past few days, and the apparent difficulty that the 'big' teams are having at putting away the minnows, I think you'd have to be delighted to come away from this evening with an underwhelming 1-0 win.
by winchester_royal
14 Jun 2018 15:18
Forum: International Football
Topic: BETTING THREAD - 2018 World Cup
Replies: 57
Views: 846

Re: BETTING THREAD - 2018 World Cup

Saudi's + 1.25 @ 1.79

Pre tourney bets:

Rogic to be top Aus goalscored @8s

Belhanda to be top Moroccan GS @10s

Isco golden boot e/w (4 places) @40s
by winchester_royal
13 Jun 2018 14:04
Forum: International Football
Topic: BETTING THREAD - 2018 World Cup
Replies: 57
Views: 846

Re: BETTING THREAD - 2018 World Cup

If people are thinking about placing a few bets this eve then I'd suggest they listen to the latest 'Only Balls and Horses' podcast where Nick Goff (excellent football tipster) rattles through all the groups and gives some good pointers.
by winchester_royal
08 Jun 2018 10:49
Forum: International Football
Topic: England’s World Cup Finals 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 2332

Re: England’s World Cup Finals 2018

Personally I'd just about have Sterling over Rashford. Sterling gets a bad rep because his end product isn't always perfect, but his movement/pace etc is excellent and will be important when breaking down the two teams first up who are more likely to sit back. Despite my initial reservations I'm rea...
by winchester_royal
20 Apr 2018 13:15
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: South Stand Singers For Sunderland (H)
Replies: 277
Views: 32706

Re: South Stand Singers For Sunderland (H)

This is an absolute apocalypse of a thread.
by winchester_royal
23 Mar 2018 10:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager Press Conference 12pm today
Replies: 57
Views: 5682

Re: New Manager Press Conference 12pm today

Despite my initial negativity about the appointment, I'm certainly coming round to the idea. I very much doubt Clement goes into clubs advocating 'boring, negative' football. After all, it's not like the Chelsea, Madrid, and Munich teams he coached played that way. It should also be noted that his o...
by winchester_royal
22 Mar 2018 18:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 21414

Re: who do you want as the new manager

Despite all the defeats and negative football we have had to endure this season, by far the biggest disappointment of the past few months for me is the return of the gurning moron to this board.
by winchester_royal
22 Mar 2018 15:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 21414

Re: who do you want as the new manager

According to The Telegraph we've chosen Clement ahead of Cotterill.

Now Clement certainly doesn't excite me, but I can at least see a potential upside to his appointment, so if it was a straight choice between those 2 then ultimately I'm quite pleased with the outcome.
by winchester_royal
21 Mar 2018 14:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Stam Gone
Replies: 340
Views: 19716

Re: Stam Gone

McDermolenko wrote:Lol so it turns out he wasn’t even sacked, he walked.

Surely that means Ulderink is a realistic possibility?


Like oxf*rd did he walk. 'Mutual consent' will just mean we've managed to sell it to him in a way that we don't have to pay quite so much compo.
by winchester_royal
21 Mar 2018 13:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 21414

Re: who do you want as the new manager

Clement in at 1/3 Presuming this is happening.... Betting markets for new managers are moved so easily that all it will have taken is one wise ass to put a tenner on at 8/1 and that will have sent the odds tumbling down (leads to a vicious cycle as people then think that's indicative of him being t...
by winchester_royal
21 Mar 2018 13:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 21414

Re: who do you want as the new manager

Can't get excited about Clement. Both Swansea and Derby fans very critical of negative, defensive tactics (heard all that before) and probably not going to bring fans back in their droves.
by winchester_royal
21 Mar 2018 12:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Stam Gone
Replies: 340
Views: 19716

Re: Stam Gone

We may even see Aluko stay on the wing and run at people :shock: :o
by winchester_royal
21 Mar 2018 12:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 21414

Re: who do you want as the new manager

Be bold, go after someone doing well in the lower leagues, not just the same old failures doing the rounds. Try someone like Paul Hurst at Shrewsbury. Agreed, the club needs some direction not just some journeyman manager in to steer the ship aimlessly for a few months. See also Nathan Jones (Luton...
by winchester_royal
21 Mar 2018 12:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 21414

Re: who do you want as the new manager

Nathan Jones
by winchester_royal
31 Jan 2018 10:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Roy Beerens to Vitesse
Replies: 27
Views: 3844

Re: RUMOUR - Roy Beerens to Vitesse

This is excellent news. He has been woeful this season and will be on decent sized wages so getting those off the payroll (along with hopefully a bit of a fee) will be very handy.
by winchester_royal
31 Jan 2018 10:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3318
Views: 459704

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

For me, although Loader is the one who gets the most attention, Holsgrove is the best prospect we have. Oozes class and once he fills out a little I think we'll see him come through quite quickly.
by winchester_royal
09 Jan 2018 14:02
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Reise Allassani
Replies: 76
Views: 5476

Re: Rumour - Reise Allassani

Sorry I didn't realise that considering a low cost, low risk signing from the lower leagues meant we couldn't also look at other options to go along side.

How silly of me.
by winchester_royal
09 Jan 2018 13:49
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Reise Allassani
Replies: 76
Views: 5476

Re: Rumour - Reise Allassani

But it's a low risk strategy. The player will cost relative peanuts for a club our size. That is my original concern. We are potentially taking punts on non-league, cheap talent which is a sign of how poor we are financially. Not suggesting we shouldn't sign him because he is non-league, would just...
by winchester_royal
01 Nov 2017 10:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Nottingham Forest
Replies: 91
Views: 10178

Re: BFTG - Nottingham Forest

Aluko frustrates me because I think technically he's a very very good player, but at the moment he seems to be lacking the confidence to drive forward with the ball and instead is constantly going backwards and not really affecting the game (polar opposite to Barrow). Not sure if this is a deliberat...
by winchester_royal
24 Oct 2017 11:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3318
Views: 459704

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

Have to say I was very impressed with Jordan Holsgrove.

Didn't do anything 'spectacular' but looked in complete control of the game throughout. His one issue may just be a lack of physicality.
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